50 words for my 50 fifty-year journey in life, learning and work

Well I turned 50 over the weekend and I feel fit, healthy, happy and a tad wiser 😊 – I am an English guy from Manchester in the North of England, working for a French Company, based in Singapore, working across India to the Pacific and prior to that all across the Americas. I have become a global citizen, living constant change and revelling in an environment where I learn new things everyday through the things I do and the people I see.

So I thought I’d try to track my 50-year journey from Manchester to Singapore in 50 words. Some of those are ‘me’ and some are attributed to others. You will have to figure out which is which.
This was not as easy as it looks. Thanks to all of you who have been a part of this journey so far (even some name-checked) and those who will accompany my next fifty!  As you will see, some words are repeated and that is because they resonate in different ways / situations.

  • Expectation
  • Independence
  • Failure
  • Sport
  • United
  • History
  • Luck
  • Job
  • Shock
  • Learning
  • Steve
  • Friends
  • Job
  • Success
  • Sadness
  • Loss
  • Jackie
  • Entrepreneur
  • Failure
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Love
  • Fit
  • Training
  • Consulting
  • International
  • Culture
  • Success
  • Learning
  • Slowdown
  • Spartan
  • Global
  • Greg
  • Partners
  • Network
  • Asia
  • Start-up
  • Team
  • Trial
  • Error
  • relearn
  • growth
  • performance
  • industry
  • leadership
  • futurist
  • recognition
  • fitness
  • next?

It resonates with me, let me know if this tells you anything!